10 Nov Sudanata
Two items of Sudan news to report. First, the Sudanese government has lawyered up, hiring the prominent British firm Eversheds LLP to represent it at the ICC. I wonder if that means Bashir is expecting the Pre-Trial Chamber to issue the arrest warrant; although Article 19 of the Rome Statute is not the picture of clarity, it seems to allow a State to challenge the admissibilty of a case only after a warrant has been issued.
Second, an official of the Sudanese government has announced that it has received approval from the IAEA to pursue nuclear power. I have nothing against using nuclear power to generate electricity, but the idea still bothers me. And it doesn’t make me feel much better that Sudan is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.